Engineer Technician II


Columbia, MD, US, 21046

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Thales Defense & Security Inc., is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration.   AAC focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at


Title: Engineering Technician II - with active Secret Clearance or higher
Job Location: Manassas, VA


Position Summary: The Engineering Technician II position will support engineers with a variety of basic to moderately complex engineering duties and/or hands-on tasks.  This position requires an engineering technician for maintenance, fabrication, and integration of laboratory assets.  This includes supporting hardware/software integration activities, building/fixing/testing military specification tactical cables, connectors, and hardware.  In addition, the position will also assist in reviewing project instructions and drawings to ascertain test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment, nature of technical problem and possible solutions, and to support hardware for development and delivery.


Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Engineering Technician is responsible for performing the following tasks: 

  • Support setup and integration of hardware for software development per design specification

  • Support testing of system component

  • Support variety of basic to moderately complex engineering duties and/or hands-on tasks

  • Troubleshoot system component using lab test equipment and engineering document

  • Source and build Mil-Spec cabling to support system interface

  • Develop and maintain process and tracking documentation of program assets

  • Assists in the development of lab layouts, and process improvements. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical field, or equivalent combination of education and experience (2+ years)

  • Must have an active Secret Clearance or higher

  • Basic knowledge of technician test equipment and hand tools

  • Basic hardware troubleshooting knowledge

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills


Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Understanding of systems communications protocols such as RS232, TCP-IP, UDP

  • Experience with Linux OS and scripting programming language

  • US Military background

  • 2+ years of professional customer service experience 

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift up to 45 lbs.: up to 25% of time

  • Standing, Stooping, Bending, Climbing, Kneeling: up to 25% of time

  • Walking: up to 25% of time

  • Sitting: up to 75% of time

  • Travel: up to 5% of time


AAC works on a 9/80 compressed schedule whereby employees work 80 hours in 2 weeks with every other Friday off.

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. AAC is an E-Verify employer.


Our Mission

Innovation Enabled, Mission Focused. 

Core Values

The Company values the talent, experience and diversity of its employees and seeks to foster a culture that is open, honest, fair, and equitable. We strive to accomplish this through adherence to our core values of Integrity, Quality, Customer Focus, Innovation, and Diversity & Inclusion.

INTEGRITY: As a people of integrity, we firmly adhere to codes of conduct and ethical principles, and strive to do what is right. We value a culture of trust, honesty, and respect. We demand ethical thinking and conduct, whereby ethics and accountability always come first.

Quality: We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others to consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers and assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence.

CUSTOMER FOCUS: We work to create ongoing and mutually beneficial long-term relationships with customers based on trust. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs and strive to exceed their expectations.

INNOVATION: We believe in investing in innovation that makes a positive impact through our technology and products. We continue to foster an environment that rewards innovation and effective change.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:  We continually foster an environment that values different points of view and enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore